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Zander Varney

Illustrator - Fine Artist

Phone:

(603) 948-6696

Email:

Education :

Pratt Institute (2019 -2021) 

BFA Communications Design - Illustration (Magna Cum Laude)

Pratt MWP (2017 - 2019)

Certificate of Completion - Communications Design - Illustration

Farmington Senior High School (2013 - 2017)

High School Diploma - With Honors 

About Me

I am an illustrator and fine artist with a BFA in Communications Design with a focus in illustration from Pratt Institute. I am from New Hampshire and am now based in Texas. I work primarily in water colour and ink but love to try new ways of making work.


Throughout my life I have found solace in the arts due to its ability to visually explain complex concepts and emotions in a way that is digestible and relatable. My biggest goal is to make work that addresses questions about the human experience, and provides clarity about tough topics. I feel art, whether private or commercial should be able to comfort or intrigue someone. I am always looking into myself and the thoughts of others to bring to life our thoughts that are not easily talked on, or lived out. My work often utilizes intense imagery to target the intense aspects of our life and put them out into the world so that people know they're not alone.

Skills

Experience

General :
- Traditional Illustration
- Digital Illustration
- Graphic Design 
- Fine Art 
- Working With Children
- Problem Solving 


Medium Knowledge : 
- Watercolour Painting
- Acrylic Painting
- Graphite Drawing
- Ink Drawing 
- Printmaking 
- Silkscreen Printing
- Relief Printing


Program Knowledge : 
- Adobe Photoshop 
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Fresco
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Microsoft Suite 
- Google Suite
- Mac OS
- Windows OS

Pratt Institute - Virtual Teaching Assistant (October 2020 - April 2021)

Assistant to virtual art teacher for kids ages 7 - 9 via Zoom 

- Working with kids 

- Zoom moderation

Assisting with art education

PrattMWP - Summer Resident Assistant (July 2019 - August 2019)

Summer Resident Assistant for high schoolers age 16 - 18

- Working with teenagers

- Helping with artistic endeavors and interests

- Cultivating a safe, healthy, and inviting living environment 

- Organizing and advertising events

Walmart - Merchandising and Stocking Associate (June 2018 - August 2018)

Cap 1 Stocking Associate for Walmart

- Addressing customer needs

- Teambuilding

- Upholding brand expectations

- Adaptability in fast paced work environment

My Social Links

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
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